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September 23, 2010

Yookidoo Stack ‘N’ Stream Tub Fountain: International Playthings

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Editor @ 2:15 pm

In a world we are meant to be trying to preserve for our children here is a toy that will cost you $30, and only work for 4- 5 months. When I called International Playthings (who make the Yookidoo Stack ‘N’ Stream Tub Fountain to complain that thefountain in this fountain toy was no longer operating, they asked me how long I had it (4-5 months) and told me “well the motor is worn out! “It’s not a REAL motor!” Funny, it didn’t say that on the box.

Happy to replace the product if I paid to ship it to them (@ a cost of $75), I suggested that made no sense, I may as well buy 2 more for that price. The employee who covers consumer issues for International Playthings stated that the policy was “more than fair” and “what did I expect, this was a TOY!”

Please explain that to my toddler who wants it to work, and whose generation will have to find some way to landfill this toy (and all others in the Yookidoo Stack ‘N’ Stream Tub Fountain range) as it’s not expected to last for even half a year, and cannot be recycled.

What a waste. Shame on you International Playthings. Our children are important, never mind their parents’ time, & money.

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